Mary Findlater

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Mary Williamina Findlater (28 March 1865 in Lochearnhead – 22 November 1963 in St Fillans) was a Scottish novelist.

Born in Perthshire as the daughter of a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Findlater wrote novels and poetry both alone (Songs and Sonnets, 1895; Betty Musgrave, 1899; A Narrow Way, 1901; The Rose of Joy, 1903; and others) and together with her sister Jane (Tales That Are Told, 1901; Beneath the Visiting Moon, 1923; etc.), with whom she lived until the latter's death in 1946. Their best-known and most widely admired collaboration is the novel Crossriggs (1908), re-issued in 1986 by Virago Press.


  • Jane Eldridge Miller, in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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